Saturday, September 1, 2012

london style

It's been so long since I've last written (almost two months?!), and so much has happened since I last updated this blog. Ryan Lochte, camels, and star-gazing are all a part of the equation, but as I unwind from the summer in my new dorm room, I realize I need to catalogue all that's happened.

My updates will come in little snippets, and I decided that while it's fresh in my mind, I wanted to start with London style.

It has been my dream since I was younger to visit London. Oxford was my dream university, and I religiously scrolled through hundreds of pictures of the beautiful city as if it were a sacred ritual. Finally, the chance came this summer while I was in China. Naturally, I seized it with arms wide open!

I always figured Londonites had it going on when it came to fashion-- Victoria Beckham, Asos, and Topshop are (fashion) household names. The city did not disappoint. Even the hoards of crowds and tourists (including me) from the Olympics couldn't cramp London's style this summer, and here are just a few of the favorite pieces, looks, and people I saw during my trip:

Everything is perfect about this-- the hair, the textured knit, and the adorable polka-dotted leggings. 
The patchwork on his pockets, the little cardigan, and the neon sole make him even more adorable.
 Faded denim on ombré denim. Is that even legal?
My friend and her flag. Yes, this was deemed appropriate clothing during the Olympics
 Incredible spacey metallic pants with a pop of color and a neutral shoe
 Prints.

I wish I had my camera around more to capture the amazing style of the city. Outrageous, scandalous, and classy all at the same time-- I think that would be a good description of London style. Next up: food. I know you'll be looking forward to it (as I most definitely will!). 

I hope you are all enjoying the ends of your summers. Go outside, relax, lay out, and get that tan while you can. I'll be enjoying the last few days before classes begin.

Till next time,
- J